POLONIUS: I would not, in plain terms, from this time forth, Have you so slander any moment leisure, As to give words or talk with the Lord Hamlet. Look to ‘t, I charge you: come your ways. OPHELIA: I shall obey, my lord.
– William Shakespeare
Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 3. A bullying Polonius commands his daughter Ophelia not to waste another moment of her free time to talk to or discuss anything with Hamlet. This is despite her assertions that there has been nothing dishonorable about Hamlet’s behavior so far. Ophelia feels she must obey her father. Polonius’ insensitivity here foreshadows his willingness later to use Ophelia as a pawn in his plots to spy on Hamlet for King Claudius.